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2/11/2016 11:34:05 AM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, calling it a historic day, announced that hundreds of new jobs will be coming to the Dunkirk area with the creation of a cancer-treating drug manufacturing center.  Cuomo made the trip to Dunkirk despite sub-zero wind chills and the threat of lake effect snow, to announce the new company, Athenex.  He says it will be a "game-changer" for the area. [audio:...read more
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2016-02-12 03:35
The National Weather Service is continuing a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 4 pm this afternoon to 7 am Saturday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties.  A Wind Chill Warning has also been issued from 5 am Saturday to 10 am Sunday.  Storm totals of 8 to 14 inches in the most persistent lake snows.  Wind chill values as low as 35 below are possible from early Saturday ...read more
2016-02-11 04:26
Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the state Public Service Commission to investigate NRG Energy and the reasons behind its decision to mothball the Dunkirk plant, rather than move ahead with the re-powering project. Cuomo has sent a letter to PSC Chairwoman Aubrey Zibelman seeking the investigation. He indicated in the letter that he has "grave concerns about NRG's behavior" in the state's wholesale...read more
2016-02-11 04:20
LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING... LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY... WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY. LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND CAT...read more
2016-02-11 04:13
State Police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a several day-long investigation into a rape in Collins. On Wednesday, troopers took Earl Conklin II into custody and charged him with 1st-degree rape. He was arraigned in Brant Town Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $50,000 cash bail....read more
2016-02-11 04:12
A lawsuit to stop the tearing down of the current Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater and replacing it with a new replica structure has been dismissed. State Supreme Court Justice Frank Sedita issued his verbal decision this afternoon in Mayville. Sedita says he determined that the $41.5 million project was a "minor action" that did not fall under a local waterfront development law, and complied w...read more
2016-02-11 09:25
Governor Andrew Cuomo has arrived in Dunkirk, ready to make an announcement supposedly regarding a $200 million dollar economic development proposal that is expected to bring approximately 500 new jobs to the Dunkirk area.  A live stream of Cuomo's announcement can be seen right here....read more
2016-02-11 06:51
A 21-year-old Gowanda man is facing charges after an investigation into the theft of several headstones from cemeteries in Gowanda and Springville.  A joint investigation by Gowanda Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office, led to charges being placed against Shawn Blanc.  The Sheriff's Office charging Blanc with a felony count of cemetery desecration and felony criminal mischief.&nbs...read more
2016-02-11 06:45
Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the state Public Service Commission to investigate NRG Energy and the reasons behind its decision to mothball the Dunkirk plant, rather than move ahead with the re-powering project.  The Buffalo News reports that Cuomo sent a letter to PSC Chairwoman Aubrey Zibelman seeking the investigation.  He indicated in the letter that he has "grave concerns about NR...read more
2016-02-11 06:42
It's official.  Governor Andrew Cuomo will be coming to Dunkirk later this morning.  He'll be appearing at the Dunkirk High School at 10:30 am.  While the Governor's schedule indicates that he will make an announcement, multiple sources indicate  is expected to announce a $200 million proposal to build a high-tech drug manufacturing center in the Dunkirk area.  WDOE News w...read more
2016-02-11 05:59
Lake effect snow will continue to make its presence felt across portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties today.  The National Weather Service is continuing a Lake Effect Snow Warning until 4 pm today.  And there is a Lake Effect Snow Watch from late tonight through Friday night.  Meteorologist Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo says the lake effect...read more
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